Life Coaches

Yet, when it comes down to identifying what we need to change or how to make those changes, we often need some help. Life coaches assist their clients in identifying and achieving personal goals, even when those goals are unclear to the client. As a relatively new profession, life coaches are somewhat difficult to define, but they almost always draw on a variety of disciplines from psychology and counselling to mentoring and coaching in order to help you clarify and reach your goals.

Life coaching is an increasingly sought-after profession, especially over the past 10 years or so. Your life coach should provide support, in the short- or long-term, in a non-judgemental partnership. Indeed, one of the hallmarks of life coaching is that you enter a partnership with your life coach rather than the traditional client-professional relationship as you would have with other counsellors. Life coaches will work with you one-on-one for as long as needs be for you to determine what aspects of your life need to be changed and how to change them. Your life coach’s success is ultimately your success.

Life coaches may take on different roles depending on their client. Sometimes your life coach will act as a mentor, while other times a more passive guide. The key to life coaching is that it is not the same for every client and even within a partnership, the life coaching role should change depending on your needs. A good life coach will help each individual client develop their own plan based on their own personal issues, strengths, weaknesses, and desires. Yet most importantly, your life coach should take a more passive role in your life t